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Old 10-15-2018, 12:07 AM   #1
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have an inverter that I believe is bad
only number I can find is (AC04W116601279)
2012 Kodiak ( KS200QB )
trying to find a replacement but have no other information (amp output, etc)
any info would be appreciated
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:07 AM   #2
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have an inverter that I believe is bad
only number I can find is (AC04W116601279)
2012 Kodiak ( KS200QB )
trying to find a replacement but have no other information (amp output, etc)
any info would be appreciated
thanks
paul

It's more than likely a converter. A converter converts 100VAC to 12VDC for your lamps, circuit boards and other things.
Any 30 amp converter should work for you, some are better than others however. 30 amp is a guess because your number doesn't outwardly show amps or watts.
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since I don't know what the amp is of the bad converter, does it make a difference if I install a 55amp converter or a 65 amp??
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since I don't know what the amp is of the bad converter, does it make a difference if I install a 55amp converter or a 65 amp??

More amperage is good but too much is a waste of money if not used. The 55 amp should work for your unit. 65 amp would be overkill unless you have a ton of 12 volt appliances and electronics that need power.


What makes you feel the converter is bad?
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when 110 is plugged in there is no 12v lights unless I turn the battery on

also when battery is on and 110 on the battery does not charge
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It's very possible for the converter to die as it's more likely the battery has died.


I suppose you've had the battery checked and if the converter is actually producing 12 volts?
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1) Check fuses. Possibly in the converter. Mine has two fuses for the converter. A 40 A is for charging and a 30 A for 12 volt main.
2) Check if 110 V circuit breakers are tripped. Mine has several breakers, one is for the converter.
3) Check for miscellaneous fuses, usually added after market in various "in-line" places.
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I have had the same problem at times. The battery goes dead and causes the convertor to charge constantly, resulting in it overheating and cutting off internally. I just disconnect all power and leave the convertor to cool down completely, at least a couple of hours. Replace the battery with a new one or a known good one, turn on the power and all is back to normal. I haven't had to replace a convertor yet. (Knock on Wood) This has happened a couple of times on two different trailers.
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when 110 is plugged in there is no 12v lights unless I turn the battery on

also when battery is on and 110 on the battery does not charge
Fuse in the line from battery to converter?
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Swapping out converter

My WFCO 55amp converter died recently on our trip through Alaska. I upgraded it to a Progressive Dynamics 55amp. It is a true four stage converter and is an easy swap out for a WFCO.

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If I remember mine has 2 fuses right at the converter,, one of the indications mine was bad is the fan wouldn't come on, did a test on it and had no voltage coming out of it
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